This plan gets players working hard throughout, improving their rugby fitness without doing any dull fitness exercises.
How can you avoid dull fitness drills?
By using the fast-paced drills and conditioned games in this plan. This is a training your players will relish. It is aggressive and competitive, but will also provide you with a lot of information about your players' ability to tackle and close down space.
What's in the Session?
To get your players tackling effectively we begin with a physical warm up game of "Avoid the bags" and then move swiftly on to the serious business of tackling - getting your players to:
Keep their eyes on the attackers' hips
Force the attackers onto their outside shoulder and
Drive low into contact
The final challenge for your players is a physically demanding full pitch game with a difference, playing across the width of the pitch to test their fitness levels and ability to close down space.